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Steeple Station Stingrays - Summer Swim Team 2012

Hello Steeplechase Residents,

Our own Head Coach and Steeplechase resident Kent Julian is the Gwinnett County Swim League Coach of the Year as of last summer! Check him out here: www.liveitforward.com/the-bullhorn-of-your-actions/ Become a facility member and join our team this summer for another season of inspired swimming!

Steeple Station began in 1989 to provide kids and parents with a great summer activity. We are a partnership between Steeplechase and Jefferson Station -- we use both pools for practices. Kids don't work on their strokes when they play at the pool. But on swim team, your child will learn to be a much better swimmer and have fun doing so. Families spend so much time at the beach, lake and pool -- it is a great comfort to know your child is a good swimmer. It can save your child's life. Plus, they make new friends in their age group and get great exercise. It gives structure to their summer days and kids will sleep well at night!

Registration Days: Sat March 17 and Sun Mar 18 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

Where: Jefferson Station Club House, 1950 Shadwell Way. From Sever Road go left on Lebanon, right on Monticello, left on Shadwell. Go about 1/3 of a mile, facility on the right.

Swimmers Ages 5 to 18 as of June 1 **(We especially need age 5/6 and 7/8.)

New swimmers bring the original birth certificate for us to verify, and a copy for us to keep. This insures that everyone in your child's group is truly the right age.

*****We will NOT register your new swimmer without the birth certificate in hand, as it is too much "back and forth" to get it from you later. So please be sure to bring it TO registration days, thanks!!******

New swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted in a reasonable time. Coach's Swim Test is in mid-May for new swimmers. Swim lessons are available indoors at Swim Atlanta or Collins Hill Aquatic Center to get ready. Optional Stroke Clinics will be offered in early May for freestyle, backstroke, breast and butterfly. Coach Kent will have a sign up sheet at registration.

** VERY important: we capped off our registration in many age groups (GIRLS ages 11 to 18) last year because WE TOTALLY FILLED UP in those slots. We want each swimmer in each age group to have several slots to swim in meets and have plenty of room at practice. We had 156 swimmers on our whole team last year, and we do expect that again, so be sure to register In March! (If you have a new girl swimmer in ages 11 through 18, please email me ASAP to be put on our wait list dsblackmon@yahoo.com).

March Cost - $105 for facility members of Steeplechase or Jefferson Station (hosting subdivisions)

Cost for outsiders from other neighborhoods - $130 per swimmer.

April registration has an additional Cost per family (assuming we have spots) - This is to encourage March registration because of the red tape involved with League registration. We want to register as many people as possible in March!!!

Team Swim Suits - Order at registration. We will have samples to try for size.

Tentative 2012 Season Schedule: (to be confirmed in April with the League) Parents are needed at each meet to do timing, staging, concessions, bullpen, etc.

Practice meet and Team Photo Thurs May 24.

6 Regular meets vs. other Gwinnett teams -- held on Thursdays at 6 pm: May 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28. The last meet will likely be Tues. July 3 (tentative).

3 of these regular meets will be at home, 3 away. The practice meet is at home. Gwinnett County Championship at Georgia Tech's Aquatic Center July 14-15. League web site www.gwinnettswimleague.com.

Team Practice will begin in Mid-May after school at the Steeplechase pool. Summer Practice is in the morning and rotates between the Steeplechase and Jefferson Station pools. Your child will have a practice slot with his/her age group, combining both boys and girls. At swim meets, boys compete with boys, girls compete with girls by age groups.

Tentative Summer Daily Practice Schedule by age group:

8:00-9:10 AM – “BLUE” practice* (Steeple Chase: Mon-Wed / Jefferson Station: Thurs)

8:30-10:00 AM – 13/14 and 15 & up (Jefferson Station: Mon-Wed / Steeplechase: Thurs.)

9:10-10:15 AM – “RED” practice* (Steeple Chase: Mon-Wed / Jefferson Station: Thurs)

10:15-11:00 AM – 8 & under (Steeple Chase: Mon-Wed / Jefferson Station: Thurs)

10:30-11:00 AM – 6 & under (Steeple Chase: Mon-Wed / Jefferson Station: Thurs)

* Coach Kent will determine who in 9/10 and 11/12 should be in red or blue.

For Registration Information contact your Steeplechase neighbors: Debbie Blackmon dsblackmon@yahoo.com or Kaye Griffis KayeGriffis@bellsouth.net

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